On This Day

June 1990 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 1 Dow Jones Avg hits a record high of 2,900.97
  • Jun 2 Seattle's Randy Johnson, no-hits Tigers, 2-0
  • Jun 3 3rd Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $894,560
  • Jun 3 44th Tony Awards: "Grapes of Wrath" and "City of Angels" win
  • Jun 4 Greyhound Bus files bankruptcy
  • Jun 4 NY Telephone company announces that it wants Bronx area code 917

Historic Event

Jun 4 Dr Jack Kevorkian assists an Oregon woman to commit suicide, beginning a national debate over the right to die

Historic Event

Jun 7 South African President F. W. de Klerk lifts 4 year state of emergency

  • Jun 8 Phil Bradley hits 18th inside-the-park HR in Oriole history
  • Jun 10 Burger King begins using Newman's Own Salad Dressing

Election of Interest

Jun 10 Peruvian general elections: Novelist Mario Vargas Llosa head of the Democratic Front loses to Alberto Fujimori, heading Cambio 90, in the second round

  • Jun 11 Supreme Court says law prohibiting desecration of US flag unconstitutional
  • Jun 11 Federal judge sentenced former national security adviser John M Poindexter to 6 months for making false statements to Congress
  • Jun 13 Boeing 767 sets non-stop commercial flight, Seattle to Narobi Kenya
  • Jun 13 Washington, D.C. mayor Marion Barry announces he will not seek a 4th term
  • Jun 14 NL announces plans to expand from 12 to 14 teams for 1993 season
  • Jun 14 Supreme Court rules police check for drunk drivers constitutional
  • Jun 16 Nelson & Winnie Mandela visit Leidseplein, Amsterdam

Historic Event

Jun 19 Grupo Carso, S.A. de C.V., founded by Carlos Slim is listed on the Mexico Stock Exchange

  • Jun 20 Nelson Mandela lands in NYC to begin a tour of US
  • Jun 20 Asteroid Eureka is discovered
  • Jun 21 7.7 Manjil-Rudbar Earthquake with hundreds of aftershocks hits Iran; killing about 50,000
  • Jun 21 NYC's Zodiac killer shoots 4th victim, Larry Parham
  • Jun 21 Parliaments of W & E Germany recognize Oder-Neissegrens
  • Jun 21 US House of Representatives votes 254-177 to stop US flag burning, doesn't pass
  • Jun 22 Florida passes a law which prohibits wearing a thong bathing suit
  • Jun 22 Nelson Mandela addresses the United Nations Special Committee against Apartheid in New York, saying that nothing has occurred in South Africa to reverse the ANC's position
  • Jun 23 A rally to save Alien Nation from cancellation held at Statue of Liberty
  • Jun 23 Moldavia declares independence
  • Jun 23 Zimbabwe beat the Netherlands by 6 wickets to win ICC Trophy
  • Jun 23 African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela, on a US tour, receives a tumultuous welcome in Boston
  • Jun 25 120°F in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Jun 25 Supreme Court rules family members cannot end lives of comatose relatives unless those relatives previously made their wishes known
  • Jun 25 Anti-government riots break out in Lusaka, Zambia
  • Jun 25 African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela meets with President George H. W. Bush at the White House
  • Jun 26 122°F in Phoenix Arizona
  • Jun 26 8 Kansas & Oklahoma radio stations boycott k d lang, due to her anti-meat ad
  • Jun 26 New Kid on the Block Donnie Wahlberg release from hospital after fall

Historic Event

Jun 27 Salman Rushdie, condemned to death by Iran, contributes $8600 to help their earthquake victims

  • Jun 29 World's first female diocesan Anglican bishop, Dr Penny Jamieson, appointed in New Zealand
  • Jun 30 East and West Germany merge their economies

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 4 Evan Spiegel, American Internet entrepreneur, co-founder and CEO of Snapchat (Snap Inc.), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 23 Samuel Lee, FIFA 08 World Champion

Weddings in History

  • Jun 9 Kerry Kennedy (daughter of Robert) & Andrew Coumo (Mario's son) wed

Deaths in History

  • Jun 2 Robert Noyce, American inventor (co-founded Fairchild Semiconductor in 1957 and Intel Corporation in 1968), dies at 62
  • Jun 2 Shriram Sharma, Indian spiritual leader and founder of "All World Gayatri Pariwar", dies at 78
  • Jun 5 Jan Zeldenrust, Dutch pathologist and anatomist, dies at 83
  • Jun 5 Vasily V Kuznetsov, President of USSR supreme soviet (1982-83, 85), dies
  • Jun 8 Alfredo Poveda, president of Consul of Ecuador (1976-79), dies
  • Jun 8 Jose Figueres, president of Costa Rica (1948-49, 53-58, 70-74), dies

Terence O'Neill

Jun 12 Terence O'Neill, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland (Ulster Unionist Party: 1963-69), dies of cancer at 75

  • Jun 16 Thomas Cowling, British mathematician and astronomer, dies at 83
  • Jun 17 Dick Elffers, graphic artist, dies
  • Jun 17 Palmira Henry, fashion designer, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 44
  • Jun 21 Cedric Belfrage, English writer and journalist (co-founder of National Guardian), dies at 85
  • Jun 22 Ilya Mikhaylovich Frank, Russian Physicist and Nobel Laureate (Cherenkov radiation), dies at 81
  • Jun 26 Anni Blomqvist, Finnish novelist (b. 1909)
  • Jun 28 Estelle Lamont, entertainer, dies
  • Jun 29 Irving Wallace, author (Book of Lists, Peoples Almanac), dies at 74